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Mada stickleaf - Mentzelia dispersa

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4
(see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Widely, though sporadically distributed across Montana. Usually not abundant where found.
 
General Description
Annual. Stems simple or branched, brittle, 5–35 cm, puberulent. Leaves 1–7 cm long; the blade lanceolate, sometimes shallowly lobed below to entire and sessile above. Flowers yellow with ovate bracts, diurnal; sepals ca. 2 mm long; petals 5, obovate, 3–5 mm long. Capsule cylindric, ca. 1 cm long; seeds minutely papillose under 20X with grooved angles, pendulous in 1 column (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


Range Comments
BC to ND south to CA, CO, SD and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 34

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Habitat
Sparsely vegetated, often sandy or gravelly soil of grasslands, steppe, open forest; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Martinka, R.R. 1970. Structural characteristics and ecological relationships of male blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus (Say)) territories in southwestern Montana. Ph.D Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 73 p.
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